The art or office of a herald; the art, practice, or science of recording genealogies, and blazoning arms or ensigns armorial; also, of marshaling cavalcades, processions, and public ceremonies.
- The profession, study, or art of devising, granting, and blazoning arms, tracing genealogies, and determining and ruling on questions of rank or protocol, as exercised by an officer of arms.
- A branch of knowledge dealing with the history and description in proper terms of armorial bearings and their accessories.
- Armorial ensigns or similar insignia.
- Pomp and ceremony, especially attended with armorial trappings; pageantry.